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‘NC-Cong tie-up symbolises deceit, treachery’
Combination has always brought miseries to JK residents: Naeem
SRINAGAR, Mar 24: Asserting that Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah were the main reasons behind the mess state was in, Peoples Democratic Party Friday said that the National Conference – Congress alliance symbolises deceit and treachery in Jammu and Kashmir. “The alliance has always brought miseries and added to the sufferings of people. The history is testimony of the fact that the coalition of the two parties has never done any good for th...
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No change in India's position on IWT: MEA
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NEW DELHI Mar 24 Even as a Pakistani minister said that India and Pakistan will hold talks in Washington next month over two disputed hydropower projects in the Indus Valley, a senior official said on Friday that there has been no change in the previous Indian position on the issue. "Let me categorically tell you that there has been no change in the previous Indian position on any of the matters discussed at the (Permanent Indus Waters) Commi...
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'Agenda of Alliance' a historic document: Beg
SRINAGAR, Mar 24: Senior leader and PDP Chief spokes-person, Dr Mehboob Beg has termed the agenda of alliance as a historic document. Stating that all sections of the society must now get together to ensure an environment and atmosphere where the issues provided in the agenda of alliance can be taken-up. “Everyone in the state supports issues like handing over of the power projects and talking to all the sections of the society including the a...
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PDP MLA walks out of poll meeting
‘Our party is losing public support because of him: Abid Ansari
SRINAGAR, Mar 24: PDP leader and MLA Zadibal Abid Ansari today walked out of the party meeting held at the PDP headquarters here for the ongoing campaign for by-polls to protest presence of PWD minister Naeem Akhtar. Though Abid maintained that he has no issues with the party and its leadership, but he said that his fight is against Naeem Akhtar’s role in the party. “I don’t have personal fight with him, but against his role in the party. Our ...
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JK govt transfers 160 kanals land to Patanjali
Oppn says 'favour to RSS'
NEW DELHI, Mar 24 (Agencies): In a surprising move, the Jammu and Kashmir government-led by Mehbooba Mufti has transferred over 160 kanals land to Baba Ramdev-owned Patanjali Ayurved Limited at Vijaypur in Samba. "Over 160 kanals of land was on Thursday allotted to Patanjali to set up its unit in the state," a news agency reported. Quoting sources, it said that the land transfer case was pending at civil secretariat for the last two months foll...
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PDP intensifies poll campaign in Srinagar constituency
NC fighting a lost battle: Ansari
SRINAGAR, Mar 24: Intensifying election campaign for Srinagar-Budgam parliamentary constituency, senior party leader and minister Molvi Imran Raza Ansari today said National Conference was fighting a lost battle in Jammu and Kashmir. “They (NC leadership) stand exposed before the people of Jammu and Kashmir in general and Kashmir in particular for the double standards and stands. The electorates have punished them for their misdeeds and now th...
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Symposium of heads of Police Training Institutions concludes
NEW DELHI, Mar 24: The 35th National Symposium of Heads of Police Training Institutions concluded here today. Justice Madan B. Lokur, Judge, Supreme Court of India addressed the valedictory session. The Symposium was organised by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). In keeping with the contemporary and future policing needs of the country, the central theme of the Training Symposium was "Promot...
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“Hunar Hub” will be established in all states: Naqvi
NEW DELHI, Mar 24: The Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) & Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that “Hunar Hub” will be established in all the states to provide market-opportunity master artisans belonging to Minority communities to preserve and propagate their heritage. Naqvi said that a “data bank” of artisans/craftsmen from Minority communities is being prepared. Shri Naqvi stated it while addressin...
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Magray resigns from Congress
SRINAGAR, Mar 24: Former MLA and MLC and executive Committee member of the Jammu Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), Advocate Bashir Ahmad Magray today tendered his resignation to the Congress high command. After sending a formal communiqué to the party leadership, the senior Congress leader, who is also the member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) said the Congress leadership both at the state level as well as at the national ...
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ECI put on hold appointment of 16 VCs for PSEs
JAMMU, Mar 24: In a major upset, The Election Commission of India (ECI) has put the appointment of Vice Chairpersons to Public Sector Undertakings in abeyance following a complaint by Opposition National Conference to the government order, citing violation of Model Code of Conduct (MCC). Chief Electoral Officer J&K, Shantmanu, told that Election Commission of India has put the recent appointments of VCs to different PSUs in abeyance. “The appoi...
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NC hails ECI decision on staying VCs’ appointments
SRINAGAR Mar 24: National Conference (NC) today welcomed the decision of Election Commission putting in abeyance the appointment of vice chairpersons for various corporations and Public Sector Undertakings by the PDP-BJP Government after the enforcement of Model Code of Conduct in run up to by-polls for Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies. “We hope the coalition government will take the message of ECI loud and clear and desist fr...
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NC-Cong exhort people to fight: BJP’s anti-Muslim tirade
SRINAGAR, Mar 24: Senior Congress leader and former MP Tariq Hamid Karra on Fridaymade a passionate appeal to the people of Kashmir to unite and “foil the machinations of RSS-BJP combine which has been given passage into the Valley by the PDP.” “We have to stand and defeat anti-Muslim and anti-Article 370 forces collectively”, Karra said while addressing a joint election meeting of the National Conference- Congress supporters at Shivpora here t...
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Clashes in Sopore after Friday prayers
SRINAGAR, Mar 24: Clashes occurred between protestors and security forces after Friday prayers in Sopore. Reports said youth took to streets after congregational prayers at central Jamia Masjid and tried to take out a march. However, police and security forces disallowed them to do so. This led to clashes between the protestors and security forces. Security personnel burst smoke shells and resorted to lathi charge. The protestors pelted stones...
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Drainage schemes started years back, yet be completed
SRINAGAR, Mar 24: With an effort to overcome the problem of water logging during rainy days, the construction work of drains of around 400 were started by various departments, but half of its number has not yet completed. Due to shortage of funds, construction work of around 200 drains has been stopped over the years in valley. However, under the centrally-funded Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme, the stat...
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Mehbooba directs expediting works on River Chenab, undertaking plantation drive
JAMMU, Mar 24: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today visited Akhnoor and Jorian and took an on the spot review of the pace of work on the flood protection works on Chenab river. The Chief Minister visited the villages of Sangrampora, Mairra and Gair to personally inspect the bunds and other protection structures being raised on the banks of Chenab River. Mehbooba Mufti, on the occasion, was informed that these flood protection works form part o...
> Mehbooba directs expediting works on River Chenab, undertaking plantation drive
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> Power shut down
> Guv inaugurates seminar on “Kashmir Philosophy”
Govt allots over 160 kanals of land to Ramdev’s Patanjali
SRINAGAR, Mar 24: State Government has transferred over 160 kanals land to Ramdeve’s Patanjali at Vijaypur in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said on Friday. "Over 160 kanals of land was yesterday allotted to Patanjali to set up its unit in the state," sources here today said. Sources said that the land transfer case was pending at Civil Secretariat for the last two months following some legal formalities. The formal orders...
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Reclaiming India from under shadows of Hindutva
By Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal
Hindutva's juggernaut is moving unchecked. It isn't just rolling on with an army of lumpen elements bashing up or hooting down any adversary on streets and public events. Its ideology now finds a currency in the country's mainstream. The smooth take-over of Yogi Adityanath as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh is clear manifestation. It isn't like 2014, when one could safely presume that an important pillar of the Modi wave that brought him to powe...
> Census operations in Pak
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> Last efforts on GST Bills
> Affordable health care
> Polls and AFSPA
Major item for reform
By Dr S Saraswathi
To achieve "Ease of doing business" and to promote "Make in India", labour reforms are necessary. A major item in the reforms presently under the Government's consideration relates to legal backing for contract labour - a growing section of labour indispensable in production and trade, but badly lacking protection. Recently, the Labour Ministry has notified draft rules that would allow the principal employer or contractor hiring contract labour ...
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> Doctor bashing: The new Indian pastime..! - By Robert Clements
> The Yogi and the believers - By Aijaz Zaka Syed
> The wife and my death squad..! - By Robert Clements
Possibility of impeachment of Donald Trump is now real
By Nitya Chakraborty
Only two months have passed since Donald Trump took over office as the President of the United States on January 20, but the manner in which, he has been violating the provisions of the US Constitution that already, there are serious conversations in Washington among the Congressmen about whether things are heading towards a possible impeachment. On March 20, the FBI Director confirmed at the meeting of the Congress's Intelligence Committee that...
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> A confident RSS is focusing on Hindu Rashtra - By Arun Srivastava
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> Hindutva is now BJP's top agenda in Uttar Pradesh - By Kalyani Shankar
> What's wrong with Southeast Asia? - By Gwynne Dyer
Rules needs to be changed
Dear Editor, It refers to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath taking part in Lok Sabha proceedings as its member on 21.03.2017. It recalls of such faulty provision of allowing a person having assumed charge as minister or Chief Minister in a state continuing with membership of Parliament dragging nation in costly mid-term elections because of single controversial vote of the then Orissa Chief Minister Girdhar Gomango becoming crucial in defeat of...
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> Indian farmers at the receiving end
> Law prevails on public-statement
> Preserve water resources
> Vacate govt. bungalows
India plans major step against terrorism, to seal IB with Pak
NEW DELHI, Mar 25 (Agencies): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India is pondering over sealing the international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh soon. Addressing the passing out parade of the Border Security Force Assistant Commandants at the BSF Academy in Tekanpur, Madhya Pradesh, Singh said: “India is planning to seal the international boundaries with Pakistan and Bangladesh as soon as possible. This could be India'...
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> IPS officer, who had tweeted that Yogi govt ‘targeting’ Yadav cops, suspended
> India refuses to accept US' list of 271 immigrants, says 'no details of cases provided yet'
> Adityanath govt enforcing laws that existed for yrs but nobody cared
> New York Times criticises Yogi’s appointment as UP CM, India hits back
Pak to declare Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province?
LONDON, Mar 25 (Agencies): The British Parliament has passed a motion condemning Pakistan's move to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth frontier, saying the region is a legal and constitutional part of Jammu and Kashmir illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947. The motion was tabled on March 23 and sponsored by Conservative Party leader Bob Blackman. It stated that Pakistan by making such an announcement is implying its attempt to annex the...
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> Former Paki President Zardari starts weekly show with TV channel
HSS Ramban wins Kabaddi, Volleyball tourney
RAMBAN, Mar 23: As a Part of Civic Action Programme, Kabaddi and Volleyball tournament organized by IRP 9th Battalion at Government Hr Secondary School Ramban concluded today. The tournament was organised under the supervision of Commandant IRP 9th Battalion, Abrar Ahmed Choudhary and assisted by Dy, Commandant, Amit Bhasin was the chief guest on the concluding day. The Tournament was organized by 9th Battalion Indian reserve police (IRP)...
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> Srinagar to get football stadium as per FIFA norms
> BSF organises Inter-Battalian Athletic Competition
> Range level sports festival concludes at Doda
Airlines ban: Shiv Sena MP, govt says law doesn't permit it
NEW DELHI, Mar 25 (Agencies): On a day domestic airlines decided to unitedly "ban" Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad from flying on their aircraft for assaulting an Air India officer, the government said there was no law under which such proscription can be made. Minister of State for Law, PP Chaudhary told a private television news channel that if a person commits a crime he can be punished but he cannot be prevented from flying. "There is no suc...
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